Enterprise networking services provider Citrix has moved to acquire Cloud.com, a cloud infrastructure management company.
Cloud.com specialises in allowing clients to securely transfer data from a computer to a public cloud. Citrix informed that it plans to use Cloud.com’s technology to offer a platform for public clouds which is integrated with its NetScalerCloud Gateway and Cloud Bridge offerings, ZDNet reports.
Perhaps the main reason behind the acquisition is that Cloud.com owns Cloud Stack, an open source cloud computing platform similar to the one offered by Amazon Web Services. It allows organisations to set up public or private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform.
The platform, which can be used for free or clubbed with a commercial deal, is being used by social games maker Zynga, Nokia Research Centre and Tata Communications.
“Cloud.com is the platform behind many of the world’s most innovative and successful clouds. Joining forces with Citrix will dramatically accelerate our mission to help customers achieve all the promise cloud computing has to offer, in a way that’s open, secure and efficient,” said Sheng Liang, CEO and Founder, Cloud.com.